The Drop Set – Episode 67: Knox Classic Recap, Darin…has a Coach? How to get in to Online Coaching

I went to the Knox Classic this last weekend to take in the sights – and yeah, it’s an amateur show and YOU don’t know anyone there so I’ll spare you the gory details but I do have some takeaway thoughts.  And, spoiler alert, yes, I *DO* now have a coach (details around the 18:00 mark).  Also a great question...
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The Drop Set – Episode 66: Making Macronutrient Substitutions

Want to make food substitutions to your meal plan but are uncomfortable in your skills and abilities to do so?  Learn the secrets as I go over a couple examples – a basic one where we change out a carb source, and a more complex example where changing a protein source has a cascading effect that necessitates other changes.  Also: ...
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The Drop Set – Episode 60 (mini): Gym Routine Talk!

So easy to overlook – but outside of the actual LIFT, what else do you do at the gym when you’re there?  Let’s talk warmups, stretching, what to bring and what (not) to wear.  It depresses me that the last part of that is necessary but alas, it’s 2018 and here we are.
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The Drop Set – Episode 58: Building My New Diet LIVE, John Meadows Training Program Review

It’s been a wild summer but I’m BACK and we have big plans for the weeks and months ahead.  I kick things off this week as I week you through an unrehearsed construction of my new cutting diet.  I talk about what my macros are and why, how many meals I’m having, we’ll build them all from scratch, make mistakes...
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The Drop Set – Episode 57: Listener Q&A, Online Coach Search Struggles, What to Expect on Show Day?

FINALLY – enough listener input for a full-on Q&A segment, THANK YOU to all who contributed.  Also:  something sneaky to watch for if you’re searching for an online coach, and what exactly happens on show day?  Not as far as food/water/etc, but like…what goes on backstage and how can you be as prepared as possible?  I have a good answer!
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The Drop Set – Episode 56: Talkin’ Suits w/Ravish Sands, “Physique Saved Bodybuilding” – WTF?

I’m baaaaaack!  In this episode I steal Drea & Britney from Ravish Sands for a good half an hour to talk suits – what to consider when shopping for one, how to save a few bucks, and some common pitfalls to avoid.  Also, I weigh in on some ill-advised back and forth between two Olympia winners that had me shaking...
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